Hexagon Launches Integrated Solutions Strategic Business Unit

Integrated solutions business unit to deliver automated, data-driven solutions for smart manufacturing.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America has launched its new Integrated Solutions strategic business unit, dedicated to Smart Factory systems for advanced manufacturing. This highly specialized team will develop automated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems by integrating Hexagon's 3D measurement technologies with sensors, software and robotics. These data-driven automation solutions will deliver actionable information for predictive manufacturing in a connected Industry 4.0 environment. With on-demand access to real-time factory floor data, operators and managers will be able to monitor, troubleshoot and control production processes at an unparalleled level, the company says.

The Integrated Solutions team is also developing new-to-market solutions featuring robotics integrated with world-class metrology technologies. These in-line, near-line or off-line measurement work cells will be scalable, portable, modular and ready for use on the modern shop floor. The Smart Factory systems will continuously collect and process data during production operations, providing speed and confidence for fast decision making and rapid responses to shopfloor issues. Manufacturers will be able to easily adopt these configurable, automated work cells into their production space.

"The Integrated Solutions strategic business unit is harnessing the core strengths of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and leading the way toward the Smart Factory. As manufacturers advance toward Industry 4.0, they don't have to go it alone," says Jeff Perry, director of Integrated Solutions, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. "The Integrated Solutions team is focused on engineering metrology-assisted automation solutions based on Hexagon's hardware and diverse software portfolio, as well as our vast, worldwide technical support network."